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KEATS, John.

The Poetical Works and Other Writings....

Edited with notes and appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Reissue with additions and corrections.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Reeves & Turner, 1889

Stock Code: 127029

£4,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

A handsomely bound set of Keats, demonstrating Riviere and Son's impressive craftsmanship. This set is the expanded reissue of Harry Buxton Forman's comprehensive 1883 edition of Keats's works. The publisher's advertisement notes that this reissue contains "everything of Keats's which has come to the surface since 1883, and that this edition, besides a great mass of material that is not in any other, embodies all that is elsewhere in print".

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Description

4 volumes, octavo (220 x 141 mm). Contemporary blue morocco by Riviere & Son, raised bands to spine, compartments lettered and tooled with elaborate art-nouveau style floral decoration in gilt, turn-ins tooled in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Printed in blue and black. Portrait frontispieces with tissue guards, frontispiece to third volume printed on blue paper, with 7 further plates, of which 2 are folded, and 2 illustrations in the text.

Condition

Bookplate of Clive Behrens (1871-1935) to front pastedowns, subsequent light offsetting to front free endpaper rectos. Spines consistently faded to dark green, very slight rubbing to tips, a few faint marks to covers, a little foxing to edges and a few pages, contents generally clean. A beautifully bound set.

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